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Iggy and The Stooges are an American rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan first emerging in 1967. The band had poor commercial success at first, but soon gained a cult following and led to the rise of punk rock. Iggy and The Stooges became renowned for their frontman’s, Iggy Pop, insane and erratic behavior during live performances. Iggy Pop is sometimes credited with the invention of stage diving and sometimes flashed his genitalia to the crowds. The band became close friends with David Bowie during the height of his Ziggy Stardust popularity. Bowie helped mix and create The Stooges third album, Raw Power, which would go one to become one of the most iconic albums of early punk rock.
The Stooges went through a couple of breakups and reunited and in 2003 to record more music, having released their fourth album The Weirdness in 2007. Sadly, The Stooges lost their lead guitarist Ron Asheton to a heart attack in 2009. Now Iggy and The Stooges are back with their fifth studio album, Ready To Die, released on April 30, 2013.
Celebrate Iggy and the Stooges’ new album, Ready To Die, with us today at 5pm at WERS!